The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) proudly announces the appointment of Kostas Ioannidis as the Orangeburg Area SBDC Manager, overseeing operations and personnel for the Orangeburg area in the South Carolina State University Region. With an impressive track record in business consulting, Ioannidis brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.
In 2022, under Ioannidis's leadership and guidance, the Greenville Area SBDC achieved significant milestones, including acquiring businesses totaling $659,550.00, establishing 22 new businesses, and expanding six existing businesses. Notably, Ioannidis was crucial in facilitating positive changes in the employment landscape, creating 220 full-time and 163 part-time jobs. The impact on the local economy is reflected by the increase in sales of $27,731,033 and the retention of 560 jobs.
Ioannidis has obtained $40,403,154 in capital funding for 73 businesses and secured contract awards totaling $56.1 million across three ventures. His commitment to fostering business growth and development is expressed in the testimonials from satisfied clients who have benefited from his expertise.
"Kostas Ioannidis is an experienced business consultant with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs navigate challenges and achieve success," said SC SBDC State Director Michele Abraham. "His passion for supporting businesses, coupled with his diverse skill sets in areas such as Accounting, Acquisitions, Business Planning and Strategy, and Financial Projections, make him a valuable asset to our team."
Ioannidis' areas of expertise also extend to Construction/Design, Customer Service, Data Analysis/Processing and Real Estate Development. His proficiency in handling large, complex projects, particularly in feasibility analysis and trustworthy Pro Forma creation, positions him as a sought-after consultant for entrepreneurs seeking funding for their ventures.
Client testimonials on Ioannidis' LinkedIn profile highlight his ability to provide valuable guidance and support. Erin Ouzts attests, "Kostas is an experienced business consultant who listens to the entrepreneur's issues, concerns, and interests. From here, he shows his true ability to connect and discern the issues to move the business forward."
Steve Woodall said, "Kostas was instrumental in helping me secure my SBA loan. The quality of his financial models is a tool I continue using today. He is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with."
As Ioannidis takes on the role of Orangeburg Area Manager, the SC SBDC looks forward to his continued contributions to fostering business success and economic development across the region.
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